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graveyard shift

a work shift usually beginning at about midnight and continuing for about eight hours through the early morning hours.
those who work this shift.
Origin of graveyard shift
1905-10, Americanism Unabridged
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graveyard shift

(US) the working shift between midnight and morning
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graveyard shift

noun phrase

A working shift that begins at midnight or 2 AM (1907+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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